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GAINESVILLE, Ga. (August 29, 2019) – Wrapping up a two-game road-swing in the "Peach State", the Johnson & Wales (Fla.) women's soccer team (3-0-0) earned its third-straight win with a 2-1 victory over the Brenau Golden Tigers (0-2-0) on Thursday evening.
Led by junior Savannah Jackson, who register both goals in the game to increase her nation-leading, goal-scoring total to 11, the Wildcats improved to 3-0-0 to start the season, tying the school record for consecutive wins to start a season (2017).
Jackson got things going for the Wildcats with a score in the 17th minute. Assisted by freshman Brazil Clark, the native of Winter Haven, Florida, gave JWU a 1-0 lead with her 10th goal of the season. Jackson was not done, scoring the team's second goal in the 49th minute. It marked the 19th time during her JWU career in which the third-year Wildcat scored multiple goals in the game. The score was also the eventual game-winner, marking the 17th game-winning goal of her career.
Brenau responded with a goal of its own in the 55th minute by Stacy Mendoza, cutting the JWU lead to 2-1. However, the Golden Tigers would get no closer as the Wildcats claimed the victory.
Freshman goalkeeper Denise Mendoza (3-0-0) claimed her third win of the season, allowing just one goal while making six saves.
The Wildcats will Lynn University on Thursday, September 5, in Boca Raton, Florida. Game time is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.
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About JWU Athletics: JWU Athletics is home to more than 150 student-athletes in 11 different sports. Established in 1998, JWU Athletics is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Sun Conference. Athletic events are held the Wildcat Center and the Miami Shores Recreation Complex (9825 NE 7th Ave., Miami Shores, FL 33138).
About JWU: Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with approximately 13,000 graduate, undergraduate and online students at its four campuses in Providence, Rhode Island; North Miami, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and Charlotte, North Carolina. An innovative educational leader, the university offers degree programs in arts and sciences, business, culinary arts, design and engineering, education, health and wellness, hospitality, nutrition and physician assistant studies. Its unique model integrates arts and sciences and industry-focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities, inspiring students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal and intellectual growth. The university's impact is global, with alumni from 125 countries pursuing careers worldwide. For more information, visit jwu.edu.
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